Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Animal Shelter

September 22, 2011 - 6:05pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Savoring a hearty breakfast can help save the lives of local animals.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is getting ready for its "Paws for Pancakes" fundraiser.  Executive director Larry Hostetler said he encourages everyone to start the day off with an all-you-can-eat breakfast.

"It's great to wake up on a Saturday morning and go eat a bunch of pancakes," said Hostetler.  "All of the profits from the ticket sales will go directly to the...

August 9, 2011 - 3:53pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is getting ready for its biggest event of the year.

Zane State will host the annual benefit auction this weekend.  Executive Director Larry Hostetler said attendees will be able to bid on a variety of items.

"We have a silent auction with a lot of wonderful items that have been donated by community members and businesses," said Hostetler.  "We also have the larger floor auction with items like artwork,...

July 18, 2011 - 3:43pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.

Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.

"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...

July 1, 2011 - 4:18pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

As over crowding continues to be an issue for the local animal shelter, they are asking for your help to keep from turning to euthanization as a last resort.

The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is an adoptable, no kill shelter, meaning any pet that is not sick or aggressive will be saved. The shelter has been working at full capacity for sometime now and has had to turn away a number of animals.

"[I'm] all curious of what people are going to do with them if they're going...

June 11, 2011 - 2:59pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

In this tough economy, many people want the best for their families, and sometimes that means hard sacrifices, including giving up the family pet....but one local business did it's part today to fight for our four legged friends.

The Muskingum County Animal Shelter teamed up with City Tire to find local pets a good home.The shelter has had to turn away animals because they've been overcrowded. Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, said, they typically slow down in the winter months and...

June 2, 2011 - 6:17pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

A local tire store is doing its part to help with the serious overcrowding issue at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County .

City Tire Owner David Frame says he got the idea to help the shelter from his daughter who is an animal lover. They will be giving out 50 dollar gift certificates and free oil changes to those who come out and adopt a pet.

"We've adopted animals from the animal shelter and love them. We just adopted a cell dog that is just amazing and very well behaved...

December 8, 2010 - 5:46pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

One local middle school is making sure man's best friend and other animals are not forgotten this holiday season.

Grover Cleveland middle school art students are making Christmas tree ornaments to help raise money for the Muskingum County animal shelter. 100 percent of the donations this holiday season will go right back to the shelter.

"This is a way for the Grover Cleveland kids to say thank you for supporting the community in their way too," says Grover...

May 13, 2010 - 7:35pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Thursday Miss Muskingum Valley held a wine tasting to benefit local animals.

Heidi Negron hosted the event at the Zanesville Country Club, with all proceeds going to the Muskingum County Animal Shelter.

Negron's platform in the pageant was animal rescue.

Besides a wine tasting there was also an auction. Items up for bid included the Zanesville and Philo Football teams donating a day to yard work at the winner's house, a bulldozer rental gift certificate, a furniture gift...

April 20, 2010 - 5:51pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

A little boy wanted something unusual for his birthday.

Instead of presents, nine-year-old Kyle Wilson wanted his friends to bring things to donate to the animal shelter.

" We know that the animal shelter is running low and they need more food," tells Kyle.

Kyle's mother, Erin, says he came up with the idea all by himself. She says Kyle loves animals and is such a warm-hearted boy she wasn't surprised when he decided to do this. The family has donated three...

January 31, 2010 - 6:58pm
5 years 35 weeks ago

People are bundling-up to go outside in this weather, but animals also need some extra insulation when the temperatures get below freezing.

The Executive Director of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter, Larry Hostetler, advises pet owners to make sure their animals are well-fed during the winter. Animals burn more calories during the winter months trying to keep warm, so make sure they have food and their water bowl did not freeze. Dogs and cats can also suffer from frostbite and the...

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